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Pushing the Boundaries of Outreach

19 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013
As Orthodox Jews who understand the value of the Torah and the importance of following Halacha – how can we change this new secular Jewish paradigm?

YCT, Heterodoxy, and Agudah

28 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
It is a fact that heterodoxy is no longer the threat to Orthodoxy it once was – if at all.

Did Iran and Russia Just Save Israel?

9 Tishri 5774 – September 13, 2013
Refocusing on domestic issues, maybe Obama will leave Israel alone.

White House Briefs Reform and Conservative Rabbis on Syria

9 Tishri 5774 – September 12, 2013
Nearly 700 rabbis and other Jewish communal officials were briefed by a top White House aide on President Obama’s Syria plans. The call Tuesday with...

Did She or Didn’t She?

11 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
Why should someone who did convert in an Orthodox ceremony be sending out all the signals that they didn't?

‘Caged Women’ – Never Happened

1 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
There's no question that many of the backers of the Women of the Wall see the obliteration of Torah Judaism in public places in Israel as their ultimate goal.

Western Wall Rabbi ‘Can Live’ with Non-Orthodox Kotel Site

1 Iyyar 5773 – April 10, 2013
The rabbi of the Western Wall said he "can live with" a plan presented by Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky for a permanent prayer...

US Jewish Women’s Council Wants Israel to Certify Civil Marriages

29 Nisan 5773 – April 8, 2013
Do Israeli orthodox rabbis have a “monopoly?” Should Diaspora Jews try to pull Israel’s domestic strings? The National Council of Jewish Women seems to say “yes” to both questions.

Courage? The State Department?

2 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
If the U.S. is truly serious about honoring moderate Muslims, why is it not honoring those people who stick their necks out in stating their love for America and peace with Israel?

Moroccan Ghosts Hacked Reform Congregation Websites

14 Kislev 5773 – November 27, 2012
Not meaning to sound callused about the suffering of fellow Jews, but the cure for this could be simple...

America Needs a New Civil Space Policy

28 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
It needs to be clearly understood America's civil space program is just as much an instrument of national power as the US Navy or the State Department. It is to be hoped that the President and Congress will in the future recognize this fact.

An Eis La’asos – The Time is Ripe

25 Elul 5772 – September 11, 2012
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the former president of the Union of Reform Judaism, has argued that the reform movement should look to Orthodox Judaism for guidance. Harry Maryles argues that this provides an important kiruv opportunity.

Reform, Conservative Rabbis for Obama List Tops 600

4 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
More than 600 rabbis have joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to...

Non-Orthodox Reaction To The Siyum HaShas

28 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
The massive turnouts around the world celebrating the completion of the twelfth cycle of the Daf Yomi should finally put to rest any remaining claims by leaders of non-Orthodox movements that they represent the wave of the Jewish future.

Rev. Samuel Myer Isaacs: Champion of Orthodoxy (Part I)

14 Av 5772 – August 1, 2012
Unless otherwise noted, all quotations are from “The Forerunners – Dutch Jewry in the North America Diaspora” by Robert P. Swierenga, Wayne State University...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Facing Heated Calls For Change On Several Fronts

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
WASHINGTON – The latest battle over religious pluralism in Israel has unleashed a new barrage of criticism and calls for reform aimed at the Orthodox-controlled Israeli Chief Rabbinate.
Rainy day in Camp Darom, where some 60 Orthodox kids from the South get to experience the outdoors in a majority-Jewish environment.

Southern Comfort for Orthodox and Reform Campers on the Fourth

14 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
When a Reform summer camp in Mississippi invited an Orthodox summer camp for a Fourth of July celebration, the get-together became national Jewish news. The onslaught of publicity caught both camps off-guard. One camp director explained that in the deep South, Jewish camps offers a place where Jewish campers “get to be in the majority instead of the minority.”

‘Losing Zuckerberg’ and Reform Judaism’s Opportunity

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
Had Mark Zuckerberg been told that the Jewish people have a mission to rebuild a Jewish state, and that his creative talents are needed, he may have harnessed his mind in that direction. Had he been offered an opportunity to take part in the most exciting project of the Jewish people in two-thousand years, he probably would have taken it.

Reform, Orthodox Kids to Celebrate Fourth of July Together

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 29, 2012
The Americafest celebration next week, which will bring campers from the Orthodox Camp Darom in Grenada, Miss., to the Union for Reform Judaism's Henry...

Reform Congregations in Hungary Lose State Recognition

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
The European Union for Progressive Judaism and Hungary’s two Reform congregations took their case against Hungary’s new law on religion to the European Court...

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